Feb. 17, 2021

Gimme the Magic Plays the Disney Newlywed Game

Gimme the Magic Plays the Disney Newlywed Game

John and Allison Shaver help us celebrate Valentine's Day by stopping by the podcast. We discuss their vlog and new family and then play the Newlywed game to learn some of their favorites from parks. 

Transcript

Marc Valentine:

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Allison and John Shaver:

Thanks.

Marc Valentine:

So we're gonna we're gonna talk to john and Allison about their it's just the cutest and sweetest and funniest vlog called Give me the magic. But we're gonna play a little game. This is kind of like Valentine's Day was was this weekend. So I thought let me have like my favorite Disney couple odd here. Not since Lillian and Walt have I've been just so enamoured by a Disney Couple as these.... that you guys, you cracked me up with the vlogs. And I watch you guys it's just it's so funny to see the two in the vlogs. So I mean that but we're gonna play a little game, like the Newlywed Game, and we're gonna have it like be a Disney edition. So it's gonna be a really fun episode. And I'd like to make a shout out. So guys, I just started this thing where I've been doing international shout outs, we get data from across the world of like, how many downloads the podcast get, I told piano Rob, that were like 51st in Australia, which was like mindblowing to me. And so today my, so I'm gonna, I'm gonna try start doing something maybe like pushing my ratings across the world. Today, my shout out is to all of our listeners in Great Britain. I get it, we get a few there as well. So to all of you that are listening over in the UK and Great Britain. Thank you for joining us at this Dislife. I love I love you guys, wherever you're listening to us from thank you for joining the show. And as always, you can head over to www.thisdislifepodcast.com download all of our episodes. And if you have a chance I would love it if you can head over to Apple leave us a rating a review a five star review if you love the show. And then that helps us push out to more and more fans from across the world. So thank you so much. So Alison and john. I always start the episode with asking people to share like their their Disney story and when their their Disney life began. So like when did you guys fall in love with Disney? Like when when did it like become a big thing for the two of you?

Allison and John Shaver:

Well, do you want me to go first? Yeah, you go first. Okay, so my first time at Disney was when I was nine. It was like right before my 10th birthday. But I had grown up watching those old VHS sing alongs as Disney would send out. And I just remember watching them like over and over and over again. And I had them memorized. And so I went first time when I was nine. We only did Magic Kingdom. We went with some family friends. And then I went again when I was like 15 and we only did Hollywood studios and back then like half the stuff wasn't even at Hollywood Studios. But I've always loved like all the Disney movies and we're big musical family. So I would always like sing along and everything.

Marc Valentine:

I love that. That's awesome.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

my sister might that's kind of like my sister that we were from Pennsylvania so we didn't get down all that much. But my sister would watch those Sing a long videos, the VH, the old VHS is like at nauseum.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah. And I found them on YouTube and I still watch them every once in a while.

Marc Valentine:

You still really still rock them out,

Allison and John Shaver:

ya know? All the words of everything.

Marc Valentine:

What about john was john were you like originally a Disney file? Or did that come with the

Allison and John Shaver:

actually growing up? Like I've always like I always dreamed to eventually one day go. And but I would always watch the movies growing up, of course, the classics and but actually wasn't able to go to Disney. Until How long ago was that? Was 2018 2018 was my first time going okay. Yeah, I just it just sealed the deal for me.

Marc Valentine:

Was it everything that you kind of had built up in your mind?

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, yeah, absolutely. I mean it like, you get to be you get to be like a kid. And and which we do. I mean, anyway, I get accepted there. Yeah, I'm pretty much that way all the time. But I was just

Marc Valentine:

gonna say that's what I that's what I love most about you is yourjust. Like, I'd love it that you're just like a big kid.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, like, you know, no one takes me too seriously, just because I like to have fun all the time. So going to Disney is perfect. Because you know, you just fit right into the crowd.

Marc Valentine:

While I while I say that too. I also want to I connect with you on a on a very different level. I was a very, I was a horrible flyer.

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, yes.

Marc Valentine:

I noticed on the vlog that you posted that. Allison, you are everything that you said was basically like in the drive in that like car segment.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

that's what Linda would always say to me. And john, it doesn't help. It never used to help. She'd be like, well, at least we're together. And I'd be like that. That doesn't that does not help.

Allison and John Shaver:

No. Like that gives me no comfort at all.

Marc Valentine:

It's like it was the control thing? Yes. Certainly the control thing control, the more you do it, the more it got better. Honestly, like that. That was the only and you all can text Linda privately and be like, Listen, How bad was Mark? Like you were saying how you get like anxiety and you wouldn't sleep that night? Yeah. Sleep the week of the flight the whole week? Yeah, I would be so tired

Allison and John Shaver:

I can't sleep at all. I usually wake up very, very early. And but at the same time, I'm excited. You know, I'm excited for it all.

Marc Valentine:

So I would I would fly only because I knew what was awaiting me at the end was was worth it.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

And and the Xanax in the shot of jack daniels didn't didn't hurt either. Because I wouldn't be like in a coma, I would be a coma flying. I'm like, for those of you who can't see, we're taping. we're taping this for our new YouTube as well. But I would be glossed over. So the plane,

Allison and John Shaver:

that poor man.

Marc Valentine:

The plane could have went down at that point, I wouldn't even have no

Allison and John Shaver:

It wouldn't matter.

Marc Valentine:

But Alison, I connected with john at that level. And I saw that I was like, Dude, that was me. That was so funny. So I saw from the vlogs that you guys recently made a trip to Walt Disney World. The vlogs are the vlogs again, they're they're wonderful. We're going to talk I want to talk about Give me the magic but what was your favorite part of the trip? Because Was that your first post COVID trip or?

Allison and John Shaver:

Actually? Yeah, well, to Disney. We went in June, we went to Universal.Yeah, kind of like a mini... because we didn't know how things were going to go at that point. There wasn't any talk of Disney opening back up. We wanted to at least make sure we got down there went to the parks, some of the parks and we did Disney Springs and stuff like that.

Marc Valentine:

Okay. And then this last trip, what was the So what was your favorite thing? I always have a favorite thing for every trip. Allison can go first. We always were chivalrous here Ladies first. Yeah,

Allison and John Shaver:

I think the one day we just went around Disney Springs and tried a bunch of different restaurants that we've never been to.

Marc Valentine:

Okay. Did you have a ...? I need I need a hot tip. I don't do springs all that much. When I talked to Alicia I kinda I told her that. I gave up my secret that I don't go to springs because I see it as a mall.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

And it was my It was my hot take. I got a lot of I got a lot of flack for that one. But I told people listen, I come from New Jersey. So I'm at the we're at the Dover mall all the time. So I when I go I want to I want to ride rides and I want to stay in parks so we will go maybe once or twice if it's like a 12 day trip but that's it. So what what was your favorite? Give me a hot tip because I need to become more of a fan of the springs.

Allison and John Shaver:

We went to Chef Art Smith's Homecoming. Okay. That Thigh High chicken biscuits. Hmm, will change your life.

Marc Valentine:

Listen, I so we have a our next trip we have a reservation for Raglan road, which is the other one that people ...

Allison and John Shaver:

We went there on our June trip, they

Marc Valentine:

say you have to go to Raglan' road so that that's going to be our that's going to be our next Disney Springs thing.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, I got the shepherd's pie. And it was like, there were so many flavors. I just I was eating and I didn't have words. I was like this is just amazing.

Marc Valentine:

Well, that's what that's another one of the things I love about the vlogs is the food. You guys do a really nice job with all the food. So john, what is your last trip? What was your favorite? Your favorite thing about the last trip?

Allison and John Shaver:

You see, the one thing you have to know about me mark is? I forget everything I do? Every time I go, every time I go, everything just kind of blends together. It's just one big happy experience. So

Marc Valentine:

One trip blends into the next one?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, and but it's almost, you know, it's cool, because like every time I go, it's like I'm going for the first time.

Marc Valentine:

It's like Groundhog Day today. So today's Groundhog Day when we're taping, you're like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

Just living to save Disney day every single time.

Allison and John Shaver:

People call it a problem. I call it a blessing. He just has a horrible memory. Yeah, He'll asked me like the same questions over and over again, rides that I really enjoy. I won't forget the name. And I'm like that one ride and I'll say the name and Allison just kind of looks at always talks about Soarin' but he's not talking about Soarin', he's talking about flight of Passage... never failed so many times. I tell him it's flight of passage.

Marc Valentine:

JOHN, this could be bad for you in the game. If you have to ask her for help to be like, what was the name of that? That ride?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

like I gotta write down my answer, but I can't remember that. We'll just we'll just go with it.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

So tell me tell me about the blog. Tell me about Give me the magic.

Allison and John Shaver:

Um, well, I'm a big researcher. And when we were first starting to plan our first big Disney trip, I went to YouTube and I just watched tons and tons and tons of videos. And then I made my little spreadsheet and kept all my notes. And so through that, just watching all of like the Disney vloggers I was like, that would be so much fun for us to do and even just like vlogging our daily life. JOHN is just a hysterical person. He makes life so interesting. Like I wish we had hidden cameras in our house

Marc Valentine:

did you So did you intend for it to be a travel vlog? Or did it? Did it really just start as kind of like a daily like a daily look at the two of you.

Allison and John Shaver:

We had it mostly with the intent to vlog our trips. Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

I love Well, the thing I love about those episodes are great, but some of the non Disney episodes they're just so they're so funny. The two of you go back... and like it again. I laugh so we're 42 and I but I look back and I'm I remember like those awkward moments that Linda Linda would give me the eye roll. Like I was always again, john. Like, I felt like I connected with you. Like, yeah, that was me.

Allison and John Shaver:

Did you watch the one about when he went missing

Marc Valentine:

I...

Allison and John Shaver:

our first first or first or second night into our brand new home first time homeowners. And I'm upstairs getting ready for bed. And I see one of our dogs walking around downstairs with the leash still attached. And I'm calling him he's nowhere. I'm thinking that he's hiding somewhere to try and scare me. No. And so at that point, I'm starting to panic, called my parents. They came over we're driving around town. And the whole time he was in our neighbor's house just chit chatting away for like a half an hour. He's this cool Turkish dude. So he offered me I think you offered me a beer. And we just sat down and talked and got to know one another. So

Marc Valentine:

well, I learned from my wife. I love I love the Disney part of it. But you guys are just like, it's really awesome. It's really entertaining. And so like thank you for and it's just fun, like thank you for letting us kind of see like your life and sharing your laughter and the love that you guys have for each other is really, really awesome.

Allison and John Shaver:

Absolutely.

Marc Valentine:

And Congrats. Congratulations, by the way, you guys. Congratulations on the baby on the way. And so when So when is Hallie going to be with us?

Allison and John Shaver:

Well, my official due date is March 14, which is daylight savings day. So that's fun.

Marc Valentine:

Okay,

Allison and John Shaver:

we already won't be tired enough. But I've got a few different health things going on. I've got gestational diabetes and something going on with my thyroid. So I'm thinking that'll probably go early is pretty big. Yeah, measuring five pounds, six ounces. And when I was born, I was only five pounds. 13

Marc Valentine:

so you're ready. Bella was March 15.

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, Cool.

Marc Valentine:

Yep, so she said she's an Ides of March baby. So but like it's super, super, super exciting. JOHN, are you? Are you ready to be a Disney Dad?

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh yeah, absolutely. He was made for this. Yeah, I I love kids and and again kids love me because I just entertain them He's like a kid magnet. Everywhere we go they all flock to him and it's always john john john. Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

So are you working on your dad humor? Are the dad jokes? Are you firing them up? Because

Allison and John Shaver:

I tried I try to be I'm the most funny when the when I'm not trying to be funny like, so. I'm trying to get some dad jokes underneath my belt. But I don't really have a lot of people that tell tell those jokes enough for me. I guess I just have to Google

Marc Valentine:

it's a skill. I'm telling. I'm telling you. You have some time. Yeah. And Allison. I he's, he's got he's got it. You have the gift adult game Night you've got. You've got the skill set there. My man. You are a former champion of adult game night.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yes. I was so bummed that I missed. We had to set up a baby shower.

Marc Valentine:

You really didn't lose the title in as much as you never you never really had a chance to defend it yet. But I will tell you that Chris, he came in hard off the heels of your victory. Yeah, he got like three points at night.

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, it's gonna be competition. It's gonna be on.

Marc Valentine:

I mean, like, he was on point. He was on point that night. So when you return to battle and get that title back, it's not going to be easily handed over. I'm just telling you that every time

Allison and John Shaver:

I train for this

Marc Valentine:

they sit around he's tried. He's tried out jokes. they've, they've got the fill in the blanks going and ready.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

So um, Alright, so let's I was gonna say So speaking of games, what a better what better way to segue into uh... So I created a game I said a little bit about it. When we started the show. I'm a huge fan of game shows. I'm a huge fan of games, as you can obviously tell whether it's family game night, adult game night. I love it when something turns into a game or a game show. So in the 60s, there was a game called the Newlywed Game. It's still I think it's still on in some form or fashion that it's been like recreated and redone. I think it I think it was on Game Show Network. I haven't watched Game Show Network in quite a while. But the way that the game would work is it would have couples that would have to answer questions about their significant other, and they couldn't, they could not see what the other person was going to say. So I thought that, again, Valentine Day just past. You two are my favorite Disney couple. I said what better thing to do? That instead of having like front loaded, usually we ask all of our guests like, what's your favorite park? What's your favorite this, which I said, Let's turn it into a Newlywed Game. So how we're gonna play is, to those of you that are listening and watching. We're going to set up five rounds. So each one of you is going to go and question the other person, we're gonna have five rounds, each round is worth, it's going to grow by 10 points. So the first round is worth 10. Then second round is 20, then 30 and 40, then 50 if you get the answer, so if john guesses Allison's answer, right, whatever the that round is, you get the 10 or 20 points, and then the other person gets a chance to go. And then at the end of the game, we're gonna see who knows the other person's Disney life better.

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh,

Marc Valentine:

John, that does not.

Allison and John Shaver:

I'm not confident at all. Okay,

Marc Valentine:

John's like Alison John's Conceeding already. I don't know.

Allison and John Shaver:

Thank You I appreciate that.

Marc Valentine:

Alright, so are you guys. Do you guys understand how the game works?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yes.

Marc Valentine:

Okay. So here we go. So we're going to john, I'm going to start with you. All right. And then Allison, what I what I asked you guys to do just so for fairness. Because I don't want the other person to accuse and say like, that's not your favorite. You could do it obviously away from them to write it to write it down. If we can't see it on camera, that's fine. It's just really for your partner to say that you didn't change their answer, and there was no shenanigans. We don't want any shenanigans. We want everything aboveboard, so that they can't say like, that's not your answer. And then you have to show and then that way, that way, there's no there's no accusations that could be like, well, they changed their answer, or that's what they would never say. If it's written down. That's it. It's written in stone. So john, you go first. Here we are. Round one. The Newlywed Game with Givmme the magic John and Alison shaver. I, like they can't wait. Alright, so john, your first question. Round one for john. And Allison. So you're writing this answer down. JOHN has to guess this little, maybe a little bit Have a poker game here. You could stare her down, like, do a little bit of a mind meld. What is Allison's favorite park? And then Alison, when you're ready, you just let me know. I'll try to cut out as much of the dead air as I can for the audio based audience. Okay, she's ready. JOHN, what do you think? Alison's favorite Park is

Allison and John Shaver:

Magic Kingdom.

Marc Valentine:

Alison, is it Magic Kingdom?

Allison and John Shaver:

He got it? Right.

Marc Valentine:

It's magic kingdom. See, and you thought you weren't gonna do a good job. We start. We started nice, nice and easy. So john has said john has 10 points, or 10 points. Allison, here's your chance to get 10 points. Yep, now John's gonna write this one down. So john, who is John's favorite character? Disney character? Who's John's favorite?

Allison and John Shaver:

Do you even know your favorite character? Okay, This is what I'm gonna write. I feel like you're not gonna think of it. But I know what it is,

Marc Valentine:

John's gonna write it. See this is where this is. Like I Allsion before we were saying it could be problematic. Like, Soarin' is not necessarily Soarin'.

Allison and John Shaver:

I don't know.

Marc Valentine:

What's that guy's name?

Allison and John Shaver:

I'm trying to think. Um, this is this is harder than I thought.

Marc Valentine:

I love it. It's okay. Like so we for the audio podcast I get I always like I edit these these moments where I cut out the I cut. You think he's got it? Alright, so he's, he's in. Allison. What do you think john just said his favorite Disney characters is.

Allison and John Shaver:

Did you decide? I have one? Yeah, go ahead. Did you write it down? No, but I can say it You need to write it down...

Marc Valentine:

you hold them to the put his feet to the fire? Don't

Allison and John Shaver:

I take games? Seriously?

Marc Valentine:

I listen, I know. I know you guys do too. So when they another fun Another fun fact about the two of you. When they do adult game night. They play in separate rooms so they cant steal each other's answers. They're very serious. That's why I knew this was gonna be a good game because I knew you guys were gonna, you're gonna be in it to win it. Alright, so John's ready. He's written down.

Allison and John Shaver:

I think so, I'm going with Max from the Goofy Movie. Oh my god. I didn't even think of him. Who did you write. No. Big hero six character I forgot his name is a big hero six.

Marc Valentine:

Bay, Max.

Allison and John Shaver:

Bay, Max.

Marc Valentine:

That works. That'll work. That'll work. If you forget. That will work for us too Alison went with Max. But I'm calling I'm calling a little shenanigans because he's like, it wouldn have been that.

Allison and John Shaver:

I know. That is my that's I think that's a question. We saw him in the parade one time he was like, Yeah, that's true. I goofy Hi, Max.

Marc Valentine:

I have a funko pop of Max on the way that I got. I actually got 2 I got one for one for myself. And I got one for a friend that I'm just gonna randomly send who Max is like his his favorite as well. So I dig the Goofy Movie. Alright, so john, you're off to an early lead. Although I don't know. Exactly. Fair

Allison and John Shaver:

enough. I don't think that was fair. I cheated her. so bad. I feel bad she's gonna yell at me.

Marc Valentine:

So the opening round, it's just 10 points. There's a lot of points still out there so that that first round is really not going to determine the winner. All right, Allison, you're up first. This time, john. Again, you're gonna write down your answer.

Allison and John Shaver:

Okay.

Marc Valentine:

So the question is for Allison. So if john could stay at any one of the resorts? Which one do you think he would want to stay at? So if john could stay not that he stayed there yet? So if john could stay at any one of the Disney resorts, where do you think he would tell you he wants to stay? And again, he, john, you don't you don't? You wouldn't have had to have stayed there already. If it's like a dream place or if it's somewhere that you want to go if that works, too. Are you locked in?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

he's locked in.

Allison and John Shaver:

You have to know what my personality.

Marc Valentine:

I love it.

Allison and John Shaver:

I've already failed this. I have to know your personality. I feel like... what do I say about myself? Okay, well, I have an answer that I want to say. based off of what you're saying. I feel like that's not true.

Marc Valentine:

Go with your heart.

Allison and John Shaver:

Okay. I would say the Polynesian because He always talks about wanting to go to Hawaii and Fiji but i ...i i am the cheapest person. Alie. So you said, pop. We've stayed there. The only reason I say that is we've stayed there. And Allison always tells me the resort doesn't really matter that much because we're going to be at the parks all the time. So all right, that's all right.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. Might be gaming. Yeah. Allison. All right, john, can you capital? Can you capitalize on this? What is? What is Allison's favorite quick service? I made this hard on him. Allison. I didn't give him an easy one. You might he might be solid on table service. So what is Allison's favorite quick service restaurant?

Allison and John Shaver:

What would they what would be considered a restaurant? Like Could it be like one of those like,

Marc Valentine:

not not sit down so not sit down? So a place that you like, like a walk up? Like whether it's like Casey's corner or Pico bills, or, you know, sunshine station over in Epcot. What's her favorite quick service place to eat? So if she had to pick her favorite, favorite quick service place to eat? If you don't know where it is? Like if you want to like to help you out, john, you could say like that Epcot place in you know, Britain, or

Allison and John Shaver:

I have something in mind, but I can't remember if it's if it's at Universal or if its at Disney. No, I think it's that it's definitely a Disney. It's definitely a Disney did you write? I don't know if it's considered a quick service restaurant, but I, I think it would be a go ahead and answer.

Marc Valentine:

See, the thing I love about this, too, is like, this is how we get some of these favorites out.

Allison and John Shaver:

Mm hmm. Yes.

Marc Valentine:

It will jog will jog your memory.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah. Well, I feel like I have one in mind. But I feel like I'm forgetting one, like an obvious one. But this is the first one that popped in my head.

Marc Valentine:

That's what you gotta you just gotta go with your gut. When it comes. There's a reason that it pops up first for this one's hard. I made this. I made this one a little bit harder.

Allison and John Shaver:

Okay.

Marc Valentine:

All right. So she's locked in. JOHN, where do you Where do you think she said is her favorite quick service restaurant?

Allison and John Shaver:

I don't know the name of it. But it's where is it? I don't know. But it's where we got those. Those like tortilla things? Not to tortilla things. Um, spring rolls. Spring Rolls? Yes. What is that place called? spring roll cart... Yeah, you love those? I do.

Marc Valentine:

But I have a few but I have a feeling that's not it.

Allison and John Shaver:

Okay, well, I said the Yak and Yeti quick service. I had that Korean fried chicken sandwich. And it was life changing. I was so good.

Marc Valentine:

That was right. That was right. In the vlog. I remember that.

Allison and John Shaver:

I was no, I would never have gotten that

Marc Valentine:

that was just released. And that was the word she said life changing. So I believe it. I believe it. There's, we have video proof. I don't have it pre loaded. But we have video proof of that answer. So I believe it

Allison and John Shaver:

is that when we go we like to try a bunch of different stuff every time. So we don't usually like to repeat too much.

Marc Valentine:

Yep. But that's a great strategy too is we're trying to do that same thing on the on the resort front. Pop is one of our go to's for budget, but we very much we want to have like it's our mission. We want to stay at every single hotel. So that's that's kind of been our mission. Right. So john, you're up again. So Allison's writing her answer again. Who would Allison say, is her spirit animal so like, what Disney character? would she say? That's my spirit animal that I identify with the most. Maybe not favorite, but like somebody who she feels like gets her.

Allison and John Shaver:

So what character?

Marc Valentine:

Yup. What Disney character would Allison says her spirit animal. Allison's thinking john is thinking you guys aren't even doing the mind meld. Gotta get there you go. I don't know.

Allison and John Shaver:

you have something in mind What I would say.

Marc Valentine:

I'd say like mine is Donald. Because I just I identify with him.

Allison and John Shaver:

I have one. Yeah, I have one in mind. Okay, well, I'm gonna put this one. I feel like if I had more time, I could really like hone in on somebody. That's Yeah, more exact, but this is who I'm gonna go with.

Marc Valentine:

Alright, john. She's locked in.

Allison and John Shaver:

I would say the girl from Tangled.

Marc Valentine:

Is it Rapunzel?

Allison and John Shaver:

Thank you. I knew that name.

Marc Valentine:

She I can help you like I?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, I would say Rapunzel. Because Alison's kind of goofy like she is and she likes to Allison likes to sing. I mean, all Disney... and it's our favorite movie. And is your favorite movie. That's true.

Marc Valentine:

Did you say Rapunzel.

Allison and John Shaver:

I didn't. Oh, don't really identify with her. Okay. I went with Mulan. What?

Marc Valentine:

I like it

Allison and John Shaver:

She's really stubborn and strong willed.That's true. That's Allison I would dress like a man and what? To defend my family's honor.

Marc Valentine:

I love it. I love it. I like how I like how I always say chalk talk is boring. No one likes chalk talk. Everyone loves surprises on radio. You know, never never go with what's expected. All right, Allison, this is your third round. It's worth 30 points. You get this. You can take a commanding lead, john still has 10 john had to eliminate a ride or show that he doesn't like which ride Do you think he would get rid of or show that he would get rid of so something that he doesn't like? And again, this could this could be problematic, because it may not be soarin'.

Allison and John Shaver:

Write down how you would describe it if you don't know the name. Okay,

Marc Valentine:

if you can't remember the name of the ride, okay, we can help you. Alright, so you're locked in? Yeah. But Allison, what do you think he would get rid of a ride or a show that he doesn't like?

Allison and John Shaver:

What ride? Or show? I'm think of ones that you don't really like or care for?There was one that well, don't give me a hint. I might be wrong. I feel like I'm wrong... okay, just guest I'm gonna go with dinosaur cuz you said it was? Oh, no, no, no, I know what it is.

Marc Valentine:

Go ahead. I'll give you another chance.

Allison and John Shaver:

Mission space. Mission space he got so sick on it. I I didn't say that. I said drops. I don't like any sort of drop rides.

Marc Valentine:

You said Tower of Terror?

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, yeah. So I yeah, I don't like any sort of drop rides. And she got me to go on a Tower of Terror. Yes, thank you. She got me to go on it. And she told me it dropped. She did not tell me to drop like multiple times. I would call it more of a light bounce. Freaking out so bad. Eyes closed the whole entire time.My butt was like, psshhhh.

Marc Valentine:

I went I when I went on it for the first time this year. And I was terrified of it. And then I never thought that I would love it as much as I do. And now my daughter doesn't want to go on it and I'll ride it solo because I laugh hysterically. I love this sensation of it. Dude, I

Allison and John Shaver:

don't think that's gonna happen. There's a what was he Asian? There's an Asian man that like came in and he was like laughing the whole time. Like, oh, we're going to go for a drop. And I was like, Yeah, man, I'm gonna have my eyes closed the entire time.

Marc Valentine:

That was me. I was the guy that was laughing hysterically cackling the whole time. And the first time I wrote it, I screamed, I screamed on the first drop. Like, I like, let out an audible like, like, just to like then... I started laughing hysterically. Like, oh my gosh, this is really fun.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah. Did you open your eyes at all? Nope.

Marc Valentine:

But that makes it worse. That also makes it worse if

Allison and John Shaver:

I think it does. And just with it going numerous times. I was just like,

Marc Valentine:

so here's so here's a pro tip. You know how you can see the light that comes in. From like, where the doors would open and close like the the high doors. If you actually like focus on that and just stare at the light. Like the going up and down. It does not feel as bad because you have a point of reference. Like that's what I did the first time that I just looked at the door and I noticed I really wasn't dropping as far as I thought I was cuz you know, Allison, you go like, you go up and down. You don't really go. There are there are scenarios that they do drop you all the way. Yeah, or more or less. It takes you up and down. And I love getting Dwayne, I'll tell you I love getting pulled up first that that's crazy. That's really crazy. Alright, so it's still 10 john, john is up. 10 zero. Allison, here's your chance to get to get it. What is John's favorite mountain? There's three to choose from space, Thunder or splash. What would you say is John's favorite mountain? And he's writing in his answer. Mm, space, Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain. She's thinking. Jon's thinking. There's three. Great, there's three great mountains.

Allison and John Shaver:

That one's really hard, is it? For me,

Marc Valentine:

favorite mountain.

Allison and John Shaver:

just told you what they weren't? Well, I know. I mean, I know. But I don't remember

Marc Valentine:

space mountains over in Tomorrowland. That's the one that's all in the dark Thunder Mountain is the train or the railroad. And it's Splash Mountain is the log flume where you go on the log and you have the big drop at the end.

Allison and John Shaver:

Okay. I'm locked in.

Marc Valentine:

He's locked. Allison,

Allison and John Shaver:

I'm going Big Thunder. No I went with... what space? It's all in the dark. I love I love I love the fact that I, I can't see anything. The first time I went on it, it was scary. But at the same time I was like, I wasn't laughing. The first first time we went on it was at the Halloween party. And it was completely in the dark.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, totally black. Yep,

Allison and John Shaver:

totally blacked out, and I loved it. Then I went on with your mom and dad.

Marc Valentine:

JOHN, have you have you done rockinroller coaster? Yes. Yes. Like Did you like rockin roller coaster?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yes. I love it. I love that. I I love that. But I don't like he doesn't like drops or anything that goes back. Anything that goes backwards.

Marc Valentine:

Everest gets me a little sick. I still love to go on it. But it makes me a little queasy going backwards that fast.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, he was mad at me. I didn't Tell him.

Marc Valentine:

Oh, he's going up. And he's like, wait a minute. There's no,

Allison and John Shaver:

I didn't want to ride it by myself.

Marc Valentine:

Where's the rest of the track? What? Which way are we going?

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, yeah. Well, then I've this last time we went I felt really bad because Alison couldn't ride it. So her mom and dad did.

Marc Valentine:

And you. You sat it out. You sat it out.

Allison and John Shaver:

I sat it out. I chalked it up to I didn't want to ride it because you didn't want to ride it. But you

Marc Valentine:

You reminded me to where you were like, yeah, we went on a mission space with my father in law because I wanted to get my father in law on it. And like, I think I got punished because I got sick. Yeah.

Allison and John Shaver:

But it was so funny, cuz he's always like, yeah, I can do it. And we wind up going on it. He was he was not feeling great.

Marc Valentine:

I can't handle I can't handle orange. I can't do that. It makes me sick.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah. My dad didn't want to go on alien swirling saucers. He was like, it's gonna make me dizzy.

Marc Valentine:

I like it was Alien Swirling Saucers. Speaking speaking of alien swirling saucers, so john, here's your round 4 question. It's a one of three. Just like she had a one to three with mountains. You get a one of three... Where would you most likely find Alison. If you had to choose between Pandora, Star Wars Star Wars galaxies edge or Toy Story land, which

Allison and John Shaver:

I can answer right now. She doesn't even have to. I think I know already. Go 'head.

Marc Valentine:

He thinks he's got this.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah. I would say are you locked in? I would say toys storyland.

Marc Valentine:

Toys. And john. He's got it. So john, you go. You're up. 50. Allison's still trying to get on the board here.

Allison and John Shaver:

Babe. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. The problem is I feel like you don't know yourself. I don't know myself.

Marc Valentine:

I don't know. I love that. Alright, so john, what is Allison's favorite Disney snack. Okay, well, good. Now you have a hard one. Alison's gonna write this one. Alison's got to write this one down. What is her favorite Disney snack? And I feel like you know it already? You might actually said it already. What would she say? Would you say is her favorite snack item? and Allison let us know when you're locked in?

Allison and John Shaver:

I'm locked in

Marc Valentine:

locked in john. Okay.

Allison and John Shaver:

I would say spring roll cart. That would be considered a snack right? Or like something sweet. If it's something sweet be whatever.

Marc Valentine:

Whatever.

Allison and John Shaver:

I would say. Yeah, I would say final answer.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. Spring rolls. He's got what spring rolls is his final?

Allison and John Shaver:

What? What is it? I feel like I'm gonna kick myself. What would you say? What would you get second? Some sort of ice cream?

Marc Valentine:

That raspberry? That raspberry?

Allison and John Shaver:

Yes. The macaron? Yeah, Jumbo raspberry Mararon. I think about that thing every day. Yep. I didn't even think of that. Because

Marc Valentine:

right out right straight out the vlog. Yep. The chicken. The chicken sandwich was life changing the raspberry macaron, which was beautiful. By the way, when I watched that, I was like, Oh, I need that.

Allison and John Shaver:

I need that. I would have bought like 10 of them, stuffed him in my bag and then ate them the rest of the trip.

Marc Valentine:

Allison you can tie with this. And then you both go home champions cuz we can. We will make we can make a tie in the interest of in the interest of romance and Valentine's day you can tie that will allow it to cooperate. But what is John's favorite table service? like john Sit down, sit down location to eat at so to sit down and eat at Disney? What's your favorite table service?

Allison and John Shaver:

Think of all the places we've been.

Marc Valentine:

You may not remember the name of the place. If you can't remember the name of the place and places you could describe it.

Allison and John Shaver:

I feel like you're no good. I think I have one just because I don't know the name of it. Describe it. I'm gonna describe it to you. Okay. All right.

Marc Valentine:

I believe him.

Allison and John Shaver:

I'll just Describe it. I don't remember the name. But do you know you gotta say your answer first? Okay? ohana. And if it's not ohana, I would,

Marc Valentine:

I would guess Ohana

Allison and John Shaver:

I was gonna say the place that I wore the Hawaiian shirt to. Yeah, yeah, that was on it.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. Yeah.

Allison and John Shaver:

If you don't say that You're a liar.

Marc Valentine:

I was gonna say. That was right from the vlog.

Allison and John Shaver:

Between that and the Beast castle. Be Our Guest Yeah. Be Our Guest. And

Marc Valentine:

you chose right?

Allison and John Shaver:

It's so entertaining. And it's so like, you get so caught up with all the detail in the room

Marc Valentine:

Unlimited meat Shrimp... and dumplings.

Allison and John Shaver:

You get to see the beast. So

Marc Valentine:

at ohana unlimited. Like they just keep bringing food.

Allison and John Shaver:

Oh, yes, yes.

Marc Valentine:

You just can't go. You can't go wrong.

Allison and John Shaver:

The Shake.

Marc Valentine:

So listen, I know that I know that you're both competitive. But you did end with a tie. So it shows that you like everyone's everyone's a winner today. It's kind of like a soccer match. We can end in a one one tie. And they'll call time.

Allison and John Shaver:

You did good. I didn't think I would like that just because of how expensive it was. Why? Ohana, yes. But I did because the food was delicious. It's so good.

Marc Valentine:

It's really good. It's not open right now too. which breaks my heart.

Allison and John Shaver:

I know. Our day. We get that that news update that it's open. I'm gonna I'm gonna have a little tear of joy. Whether or not I can make it there.

Marc Valentine:

Well, the Polly's getting renovated, so it's gonna look it's gonna look different. They're like, it's, it's gonna be Moana inspired.

Allison and John Shaver:

That's cool.

Marc Valentine:

When you go back to it.

Allison and John Shaver:

Allison hasn't finished that whole movie yet?

Marc Valentine:

You haven't seen Moana

Allison and John Shaver:

No! If I don't like see something when it first comes out, and then it's like, really, really hyped up. I feel like it's too cliche. And then there's like too much pressure to watch it.

Marc Valentine:

I understand that. I have a friend who did that with frozen. She just watched frozen last year.

Allison and John Shaver:

Well, she was definitely I mean, all off. Olaf He's hysterical.

Marc Valentine:

You got the Olaf off shirt. Yeah,

Allison and John Shaver:

yes, sure. Well, I have the Olaf shirt. I bought it the last time we went to the he got it at the outlet. Yeah, we went and I washed it once. I washed it one time and now it looks like a crop top. Almost... it looks like I wanted to do a who wore it better between Ross from friends when he's ready to Frankie say relax shirt Yes.

Marc Valentine:

I love it. I love it. So it's it ends at a tie every everyone is happy. But it was it was it was more fun to just sit down and get to know some favorites that way too. And also to learn the john. JOHN, I can't remember the names of anything in Disney.

Allison and John Shaver:

That's why I love it. That's why you know, every time I go is a new experience. You know? I forget about like how sucky sometimes the traveling can be. So like the whole time leading up to our trip. I get excited. I'm like, well, man, this is gonna be awesome. Even traveling is going to be cool. I mean, even the flight, but at the same time when I get to it, I start freaking out. So but it's it's cool.

Marc Valentine:

It's like 50 first dates with Drew Barrymore remember how she has amnesia

Allison and John Shaver:

Yes,

Marc Valentine:

that's what it's like

Allison and John Shaver:

What do you always call me. You always call me something. What's the name of it? A million medela Amelia bedelia Yeah, that's that's what Allison calls me all the time.

Marc Valentine:

I love it. I love it. So that guys thank you for sitting down with me. For those of you that are watching again, check them out. It's @gimmethemagic Instagram. Their their vlog is over on this Dislife. So it's youtube.com/thisdislife. And they're uploading. So they're putting all their new vlogs up and then they're kind of giving the rest of us at this dislife. They're back back logging was that what we would call it where they're uploaded some of their older The Greatest Hits, if you will, of course as time permits because we have two new Disney parents on their on their way. Guys, congratulations again on Hallie I'm really happy for you guys. I love hanging out with you on family game night on Adult game night. I love the fact that you're part of our Disney lives so thank you so much for being a part of the network but thank you for hanging out with us. And again I I mean it when I say you two are the most adorable couple. It's Walt, Lillian and I love I love the way that you guys. I love the joking between the two. I love how sweet and sincere

Allison and John Shaver:

and I'm glad that someone else thinks it's entertaining.

Marc Valentine:

Well, we all we all Yeah. Yeah. So Dwayne, Dwayne reached out to me and he said, Have you ever seen Allison's vlogs? And I said, No, I hadn't. And I went I was like, Oh my god, I'm in .... I'm in love with these vlogs they they make me john makes me Laugh out loud.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, I'm glad. Every once in a while, we'll go back and re watch them and we'll just crack up better. So yeah, we watch an old home videos.

Marc Valentine:

That's it. So thank you for letting us be part of your life and Gimme the Magic. Thanks for hanging out with me guys. I'm so I'm really excited. Congratulations again. And like we'll see you real soon.

Allison and John Shaver:

Yeah, thanks.

Marc Valentine:

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us again. Have a wonderful week. thank you as always for sitting with us here in the Tiki Room studio and joining us at our at ThisDislife. I hope that the res of your week is filled with fai h, trust and pixie dust guys, e'll see you real soon. Whether you're coming to Florida to visit Disney or the beach, Hinson photography specializes in vacation portraits for families and couples. a souvenir that you'll never forget. Visit www.hinsonphotography.com or call 386-478-8099 to learn more about booking vacation portraits with Hinson photography. That's www.hinsonphotography.com